About San Clemente

Located in the southernmost part of Orange County, this city is known for its Spanish-style architecture, vibrant surf culture, and ideal climate. Grab some Active Culture to go for your beach day or office lunch, after you pick up kids from sports practice, or fuel up with us after a surf session with friends or long walk along the beach trail! Dine in on our enclosed patio to experience the laid-back vibe that encompasses San Clemente.

We opened our second location in the heart of downtown, where El Camino Real meets Avenida Del Mar in November, 2013. We were excited to launch our expanded menu to include some of our now most popular items including our Grassroots lentil burger, Not Your Mama’s Nachos, and Huevos Rancheros. We offer fresh juices at this location exclusively (try the Whole Darn Farm!). We also offer a selection of wine, local craft beer, mimosas, kombucha and beer on tap and more! Join us every Friday for half off our self-serve frozen yogurt from 3-5pm where most days the line is out the door!

We feel honored to have won in The Best of San Clemente since we opened for “Best Overall Lunch Spot, Best Spot for Healthy Options, AND Best Spot for Vegan Options”

“Oh my gosh. Where do I even start. This place is insane. I’ve driven by a hundred times.I’ve heard about it a hundred times. I finally tried it and I’ve been back twice in the same week. The burrito(s). The nachos. The bowls. The fresh juices. I would never know any of this food lacks meat. Usually you think health vegetarian food is gonna suck. This place puts health food on the map with being absolutely incredible. Such good flavor. I’m hooked right now on active culture. Give it a shot. You won’t be disappointed.”

-R.A. Yelp Review 2020

San Clemente Favorites

Wholesome Bowl

Quinoa Lentil Bowl

Grassroots Burger